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One of Us

Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674018259

Publication Date: 10/31/2005

Academic Trade

208 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

11 halftones, 1 line illustration


  • [List of] Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Limits of Individuality
  • 2. Split Decisions
  • 3. What Sacrifice
  • 4. Freeing the Irish Giant
  • 5. The Future of Anatomy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Chang and Eng Bunker as young men
    • 2. The Bunker twins with two of their sons
    • 3. Types of conjoinment
    • 4. Laloo and his parasitic twin
    • 5. Abigail and Brittany Hensel at play in the family home
    • 6. Chang and Eng Bunker engaged in various pursuits
    • 7. Lin and Win Htut before separation
    • 8. Cover of AORN Journal, January 1982
    • 9. The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal
    • 10. Charles Byrne with two other giants and several people with dwarfism
    • 11. Advertising pamphlet for Millie and Christina McCoy
    • 12. Crouching Figure with Visible Skeleton, by Laura Ferguson

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2005 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights
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